Made from a Sainsbury's carrier bag

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Wood carving event

Earlier this year Tony and I helped man the stand up at Auckland Castle.  I have just received this photo that was taken at the event. We had a massive display table and it is such a shame that  you can't see some of the lovely work that my fellow carvers do

Friday, 2 December 2016

Christmas with the Kemps 2016.. (picture heavy)

I always like to share a bit of our Christmas cheer on my blog.  This year is no exception although we have toned it down just a bit this year.  Instead of our usual three trees we have only put up two this year.  That isn't counting the little trees in each bathroom and the one in our bedroom... oh and the one in the porch  :-)

The conservatory

The dinner table

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

First Christmas party of the festive season

Yesterday I attended my first Christmas party of the festive season....... nothing unusual about that I hear you say..  Well no there isn't, except the ladies are all Pakistani Muslims. The food was amazing and the ladies were great fun to be with. Many of the ladies are deaf so we played pass the parcel and musical chairs without music.  Lights were flicked on and off so that we all knew when to rip a layer off or run for a chair. I was deeply touched when a tiny little girl presented me with a gift bag containing a lovely set of toiletries.I really hadn't expected that. In fact I was touched to be invited to the party in the first place. If ordinary mums and grannies of any nationality were in charge of the worlds politics there wouldn't be any wars and everyone in the world would have enough to eat

Friday, 25 November 2016

Plastic shot glasses

We had a lovely time at our crafty club yesterday.  Plastic glasses of any variety would make lovely Christmas decorations. We all used shot glasses

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Yesterday I received through the post a large parcel of roving.   A lady on a craft site had seen my wool paintings and sent me the roving as she had been given it and would never use it.  Crafters are such lovely sharing people.

This is my current work in progress. I was sent a photo of a cat to see if I would like to try and copy it.  The face on this one is too round but I learned a lot from creating it.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016


My first wool painted cat

Another little dog

Wool roving is such a nice medium to work with.  The possibilities for creating lovely textures are endless

I am already planning my next piece of work and am hoping to create a nice cat picture so watch this space